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Pre Purchase Inspections

Pre Purchase Pest Inspections are carried out before a property has been Auctioned or prior to the end of the cooling off period or settlement dates. 

Pest Inspections are carried out by professional Termite Inspectors who have years of experience, education and training.  Your Inspector should share this knowledge with an intended buyer to ensure that their investment decision is an informed one.

The purchase of a home is the largest investment an individual will ever make.  You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy, so that you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterwards.  After the inspection you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase.

A Pest Inspection can be carried out once all contact and address details have been passed to them.  They then contact the Real Estate, Vendor or Tenant to make a suitable appointment time to carry out the inspection.

An inspection could take between 45mins to 2 hours, depending on the size of the building or block and degree of difficulty to gain access to all inspected areas.

Areas inspected include roof void/s, subfloor, interiors, exteriors, garages, sheds, fences, retaining walls, boat sheds and general yard areas.

All areas are inspected unless otherwise stated in the report as inaccessible,  Recommendations area made in the report if further access is necessary and the degree of risk if access and further inspections aren’t made.

If problems are found with destructive pests or decay within the property, further treatment recommendations or techniques will be quoted for.  Gain as much pest treatment and building recommendations as possible so you can then use these components to challenge a better deal.

All reports should be a type written narrative report, not hand written as it is much easier to understand.

Reports are sent to your legal advisor once it has been completed.  It is then you will converse with your legal advisor of what steps to take next.  Read all reports carefully, and ask lots of questions so you have a good understanding of what the report entails.

Remember people spend hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars on property at one time but refuse to spend a small amount on getting a pre-purchase inspection.

Ultimately, it is the inspectors qualifications, including his/her experience, training and quality of the report that is most important, not the fee that is charged.  In the end you will get what you pay for.

Try to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house you really want, as this may affect your line of judgement.  Good luck.

Use our link below to find your Local Pre Purchase Pest Inspector.

Local Pest Professional

Or call Head Office on 1300 850 741